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More rain forecast for sodden Sydney

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 4:08

New South Wales endures another flood crisis with some areas inundated for the fourth time this year.

At least three dead in Copenhagen shooting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 4:29

Three people have been killed and several wounded after a shooting in one of Denmark's biggest shopping centres.

Anthony Albanese tours parts of Ukraine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 5:59

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced more sanctions on Russia and more military aid for Ukraine following his first visit to the war-torn country.

Monkeypox vaccine maker confident of meeting demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 4:32

There is only one company in the world making a vaccine for mo[nkeypoox - but they say they are gearing up production.

Reconnecting families separated by war and conflict

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 3:35

Connecting families with news of loved ones who have gone missing due to war or displacement is the job of the Tracing Agency International Committee of the Red Cross.

2021 Census confirms growing trend away from religion in Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 3:58

People with 'no religion' could soon overtake Christians as the dominant group, while Hinduism is Australia's fastest growing religion.

First women's shelter to open in Galiwin'ku

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 2:17

A small island community in East Arnhem Land will open its first women's shelter to provide a safe space for women fleeing domestic and family violence.

There are no women in Papua New Guinea's parliament, but these election candidates hope to change that

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 2:58

As Papua New Guinea prepares to go to the polls, women candidates are campaigning to return to parliament. Australia's nearest neighbour is one of the few countries in the world with no female MPs, but a small group is standing to change that, and their nation, for the better.

Australia has now surpassed 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 6:17

More than 70 per cent of Australia's COVID fatalities were reported in the past six months. Experts warn that the virus is on track to become the second leading cause of death in Australia this year, behind heart disease.

Survivors of domestic violence join forces to help others start over

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 5:01

Mary Page fled an abusive situation with her three young children back in the 1990s – and is now volunteering at 'Friends with Dignity'. She knows how hard it is to start over.

Indigenous Australians honoured at the 2022 NAIDOC Awards

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 3:41

Ash Barty, Jack Charles and Buddy Franklin were among those recognised in the annual celebration of Indigenous culture, contribution and achievement.

Indigenous-led health program changing lives in Galiwin'ku

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 2:51

An Indigenous-led program in Arnhem Land is combating chronic illness and promoting healthy living using a combination of traditional and Western knowledge.

Thousands rally across Australia in support of abortion rights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 3:27

The protests were a show of solidarity with American women, but organisers also want to raise awareness of the difficulties encountered in Australia for those seeking pregnancy termination.

Papua New Guinea to head to the polls for the country's national elections

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 3:12

Prime Minister James Marape and former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill are front runners Monday's poll, after what has been a colourful, but sometimes violent campaign.

Macron, Albanese, begin new chapter in Australia-France relations

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 3:08

Australia's Anthony Albanese and French President Emmanuel Macron have held their first one-on-one meeting, putting behind them a diplomatic spat over a cancelled submarine contract.

More dangerous and longer bushfire seasons: CSIRO

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 3:25

Globally the length of the fire season has increased by an average of two weeks, but in Australia, the season is longer by a month.

Census shows mental ill-health most common diagnosed chronic illness in Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 3:59

The 2021 survey was the first census to collect information on mental health.

Concerns about integrity in politics swirl following Barilaro resignation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 8:07

As an inquiry into the appointment of former New South Wales Premier John Barilaro to a $500,000 a year Trade position rolls on, concerns about a lack of integrity in politics continue to permeate.

Australia to fix defects in boats gifted to Pacific neighbours

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 4:03

The $2.1 billion Guardian patrol program was part of the former Coalition government's Pacific Step-Up initiative, and the current government is now accusing its predecessors of hiding difficulties with the program.

Divisions remain in Hong Kong after a quarter century under China's rule

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 3:47

It's the halfway point of a 50 year agreement where China's government had promised wide-ranging freedoms under the "one country, two systems" governance policy.

United Nations Ocean Conference wraps up in Lisbon

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 7:43

It's hoped the summit will bring fresh momentum for efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the world's oceans.

United States vows to stand by Ukraine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 3:53

US President Joe Biden has pledged funds worth $1.2 billion for weapons and military aid to support Ukraine.

SBS On the Money: EOFY special: Shares, super and property

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 16:56

As we hit the end of the financial year, SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves takes a look back and a look forward at the key economic themes, sharemarket performance, superannuation and property forecasts with AMP Capital's Shane Oliver, NAB's Alan Oster and nabtrade's Gemma Dale.

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Reliable, secure and cleaner energy: AEMO plan puts pressure on governments

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 4:59

The Australian Energy Market Operator is calling on governments to urgently speed up key projects to renew transmission lines and bring more renewables online, as coal-fired power stations begin to shut down.

California beach property seized from Black family restored a century later

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 4:05

The local government decision in the United States is expected to pave the way for more efforts to reverse historic racial injustices.

NATO declares Russia 'a signficant direct threat'

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 4:10

NATO is pledging to reinforce combat ready and rapid-response forces on its eastern flank, near to Russia.

R&B singer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in jail

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 6:05

In September, the fallen superstar was found guilty on all nine charges he faced, including the most serious of racketeering. A warning that the following story contains details that some listeners may find disturbing. If this story has raised concerns, support is available from 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Balkan countries frustrated at Ukraine's fast-tracked EU membership

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 3:28

Some Balkan countries have been waiting up to 20 years for promised EU membership - and they're still in limbo.

Change Agents: Bijinder Dugal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 9:33

In this episode of Change Agents we meet Bijinder Dugal, the director of a foundation supporting seniors from Australia's Indian community and beyond.

Security overtakes climate change and COVID as main concern for Australians

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 8:29

The 2022 Lowy Institute Poll has found most Australians now see China as a military threat to their region, as is the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Changes for some visa classes come into effect 1 July

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 5:53

The start of the financial year means a resetting of places in Australia's migration program, opening up new opportunities for people from overseas.

Another Code Red for Melbourne ambulances

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 3:54

Melbourne's health care system is again at crisis point, with Ambulance Victoria forced to call a code red, temporarily unable to meet demand.

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in jail

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 8:09

Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted for facilitating the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in sexually abusing underage girls, after being convicted in December on federal sex trafficking charges.

Russian actions behind NATO decision to expand

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 8:30

After talks with leaders of Finland and Sweden, Turkey says it will no longer stand in the way of the two Nordic countries seeking to join NATO.

What's changing about your tax from 1 July?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 6:41

Changes include crypto-taxation, cash boosts, wage changes, superannuation and power costs and will affect millions of Australians.

Extraordinary details revealed of events leading up to the Jan 6 insurrection

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 5:31

The appearance of Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide in Donald Trump's administration, has been cloaked in secrecy.

Tiny mite could cost Australia millions of dollars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 7:34

Hundreds of beehives around the New South Wales city of Newcastle are to be destroyed in coming days, according to the honey bee industry, in a bid to contain a deadly invader.

Census reflects the shifting shape of multicultural Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 3:35

Among the major changes since the last census was the sharp rise in the number of people born in India and Nepal but living in Australia.

2021 Census reveals ethnic diversity has increased in Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 1:03

From cultural background to religion, Australia is becoming increasingly diverse and its population has doubled in size over the last 50 years to 25.5 million.

Russian missiles strike civilian shopping centre

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 3:21

It's believed over 1000 people were in the mall at the time of the missile attack and many managed to escape but more than 50 were injured.

Much needed aid faces major hurdles following Afghanistan quake

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 3:57

The rest of the world is being urged 'not to forget Afghanistan' after the country was devastated by a deadly earthquake last week.

PM visits troops in Dubai en route to NATO Summit

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 6:41

But back home, a fight over staffing allocations for crossbenchers awaits a resolution.

Awer Mabil's inspirational journey from a refugee camp to the World Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 4:24

In an exclusive interview, the Socceroos star sits down with SBS News to describe his humble beginnings, and his journey to the top of Australian football.

Russian missiles have hit Kyiv in Ukraine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 3:40

Kyiv's Mayor is calling the attack a 'symbolic' move ahead of the NATO summit being staged from Tuesday.

Some reaction to the US Supreme Court abortion decision raises eyebrows

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:46

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters have marched in different states over the weekend after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe versus Wade.

G7 leaders announce global infrastructure partnership

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:46

As Group of Seven leaders meet in Bavaria for the 2022 Summit, China, Russia and climate change are high on the agenda with several pledges made to counter their influence in the developing world.

PM is Madrid-bound for NATO talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 5:33

Australia has been offered a special invitation as part of an Asia Pacific delegation.

Health experts push COVID-19 and flu vaccine message again as winter case numbers rise

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 4:25

The temporary extension of free jabs to most people has boosted uptake, but is set to expire in days.

Footy program a chance to re-engage post-pandemic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 5:02

An Australian Rules football program in Melbourne is experiencing a massive increase in team numbers, as players experiencing homelessness, mental ill health and disabilities seek help after COVID restrictions.

Australian politicians and advocates speak out on abortion ruling

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 6:15

SBS News takes a look the situation In Australia, where abortion rights are protected at a State and Territory level, but remains regulated by the criminal code in Western Australia.

Norway raises terror alert after deadly attack on eve of Oslo's Pride parade

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 4:09

Norway's terrorist alert level is now five. Previously it was three. Police say a suspect has been arrested.

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